Friday, February 20, 2015

Does she know???


Does she know how much her big sister longed for a little sister to call her own???   


Does she know how much The Lord healed my heart the day we finally knew we would really be keeping you and you would officially become a forever Hintz???

Does she know God used her to start a small fire burning in my heart to love those little ones who have no one, and need a family to call their own ??


Does she know that her spunk and sass sometimes take things to a whole new level and yet have driven me down to my knees so many more times than I can count... 


Does she know that God used that cold December day we met to crack open and explode my knowledge of the character of God??? Just as we would welcome her home and into the family, so He loved and adopted me as His child...


Does she know that when I think of all of my greatest treasures in this life, my heart is amazed and blown away that we can call her our own??? 

Happy 6th birthday Hopie girl!  That cold December day changed me and the make up of our family... 

We woke up not even knowing you existed and went to bed with you sleeping soundly right next to my bed...

You are a gift from God, lovingly created by Him for a great purpose... May you grow to know Him and His love for you more each day!

1 comment:

Becky Boggs said...

I can barely put into words what these pictures do to my heart! How can she be so BIG? I will never ever forget the details of your call from Deaconess- I can remember right where I was standing, or the trips you took, the uncertainty and trials, the court dates and then finally - the news that she was a HINTZ! God moved mountains and I cannot help but think of that saying, "Let her sleep, because when she wakes, she will move mountains" when I think of Hopie. She is going to do great, amazing things with her life because of Him and the perfect family He created for her. God is so good, and when she came home our prayers for RAIN were answered- and it was just the beginning!! Woo Hoo! Happy Birthday Sweet Girl.